UPDATE: Car-on-side crash in Admiral

8:48 AM: Thanks to Bill Schrier for the photo, and to others for the tips. That car-on-side crash happened on California at Stevens, by West Seattle High School. We’re told no one is seriously hurt. SFD initially dispatched a large response; all but one unit was canceled literally one minute later, according to the incident log, and that one left the scene after 14 minutes.

9:30 AM: Scene is clear.

10:44 AM: SFD tells us the driver was a 36-year-old woman who was treated at the scene and declined to be transported to a hospital.

11 Replies to "UPDATE: Car-on-side crash in Admiral"

  • bill June 17, 2022 (9:58 am)

    I biked past this a few minutes after it must have happened. It’s good to hear no one was seriously injured. I saw a small dog handed out of the car to a bystander. The owner of the parked black car that got used as a flip-ramp will not be having a good day. I mean, come on folks, as a driver you have just one job: Don’t hit things! I resent having to share the road with incompetent drivers like this one. If I had been slightly earlier I could have been squished. As a car owner I resent having to pay higher insurance premiums because of drivers like this. Can we get behind-the-wheel license renewal testing back, please?

    • Eddie June 17, 2022 (3:28 pm)

      “Can we get behind-the-wheel license renewal testing back”.I’ve been driving and licensed in Washington for more than 50 years, and only once was ever tested “behind-the-wheel”, when I first got my license.  When was there ever such a requirement for testing after you got your license?

    • SaltySeattleDriver June 19, 2022 (2:31 pm)

      I completely agree with you, Bill. Far too many people out on the roads have clearly forgotten the basics of driving a car safely and responsibly. And they know police will barely do anything about it should they choose to drive recklessly and/or obstruct traffic for their own convenience.

  • marcus June 17, 2022 (11:23 am)

    glad no one is seriously injured.  Seems like that is difficult to do at 25MPH.

    • Cosmo June 17, 2022 (1:56 pm)

      School Zone = 20mph

    • SaltySeattleDriver June 19, 2022 (2:33 pm)

      It’s surprisingly possible at such a low speed, I’ve seen it happen countless times in dashcam videos on YouTube.

  • k June 17, 2022 (11:38 am)

    A safety-on-California related question, will we have any more information on the killing of Nicholas Wolf soon?

  • Also Bill June 17, 2022 (12:45 pm)

    I’m not saying it is not the driver’s fault, but maybe it isn’t. My wife’s car flipped doing bout 20-25 from the impact of another driver. It is possible. Not sure if we know this is a one-person accident. Until then, may I offer:

  • Hammer in Hand June 17, 2022 (1:10 pm)

    Reset the flipper counter,  amazing… daylight, dry payment,  presume light traffic and yet a 4,00 pound car ends up on its side, there are few mechanical things that would cause this,  the driver is responsible the cars safe operation, I would think by default it is drivers  fault 

  • hungup June 17, 2022 (7:25 pm)

    I would not be surprised if a cell phone was involved.

  • Todd June 17, 2022 (7:28 pm)

    Did it hit this vehicle?

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